Make sure you don’t squirt water on to the bearings. This may cause humidity, which can lead to corrosion. During winter it’s a good idea to spray non-painted aluminium parts, like engine and transmission housing, with a transparent protective spray. You can get rid of any existing corrosion marks with soaped steel wool. Bare metal parts can be cleaned and protected with chromium polish.
When you clean the seat, dashboard, indicators, rear light and wind screen, make sure you use a neutral soap solution. Don’t use any solvent that contains cleaners.
Very filthy parts and dead insects should be soaked in soap solution, and afterwards rinsed with water. And when you’re going to be riding in poor conditions, protect your machine with waxes or lubricants. Ask your dealer about which ones are best.
It’s always a good idea to plan routine servicing of your bike well in advance. That way you can get it done at a time that causes you the least amount of inconvenience, and works for your Honda dealer too.